Definition of pegma in US English:

pegma

noun

rare, historical
  • A kind of framework or stage used in theatrical displays, pageants, etc., sometimes bearing an inscription; (formerly also) the inscription itself.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Ben Jonson (?1573–1637), poet and playwright. From classical Latin pēgma framework, movable stage or scaffold in a theatre from Hellenistic Greek πῆγμα, already in ancient Greek denoting a substance which causes curdling from πηγνύναι to fix, fasten + -μα.

Pronunciation

pegma

/ˈpɛɡmə/